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Deadline on a San Antonio wrongful death claim: drunk driving crash

On Behalf of | Nov 5, 2013 | Wrongful Death |

Drunk drivers can cause wrongful death cases in San Antonio, Texas. Can you think of a story of how a drunk driver has changed the life of someone or a family? Have you seen the devastation and terror that result from a typical drink driving accident?

What type of compensation can be sought through a San Antonio wrongful death lawsuit after a drunk driver kills a family member? We understand that after a person has lost a loved one, that person is grieving with the loss and a lawsuit may be the one thing not considered.

Still, there are several reasons to consult a San Antonio wrongful death lawyer. Three reasons for prompt action are: (1) The statute of limitations; (2) The need to put a lawsuit behind you; and (3) the need to build a solid case.

The state of Texas has a statute of limitations period for filing a lawsuit, especially those involving accidental death. Once the time has passed, the ability to pursue compensation is lost. Delaying the filing of a suit may also mean a possible delayed settlement date. The idea is that if you start sooner, you may be able to finish sooner. Getting past the lawsuit may also help with closure associated with the loss. With time, comes the potential loss of evidence and memory. This particular loss of evidence may harm the case. By acting quickly, an attorney may be able to preserve the evidence.

If you have questions about personal injury law or a San Antonio wrongful death case, contact a lawyer. You can reach an attorney at 713-572-4900.

  – Article By Richard Weaver


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